Houdini (2014)
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Part 1 

From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master ... See full summary »

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Nicholas Meyer, Bernard C. Meyer (based on the book "Houdini: A Mind in Chains: a Psychoanalytic Portrait")
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Harry Houdini
Kristen Connolly ... Bess Houdini
Evan Jones ... Jim Collins
Tim Pigott-Smith ... William Melville
Tom Benedict Knight ... Dash Houdini (as Tom Benedict-Knight)
Shaun Williamson ... Riley
Madeleine Potter ... Houdini's Mistress
Michael Terry ... Sol
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Maxwell
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Chauncey Kidd
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill
Eszter Ónodi Eszter Ónodi ... Cecilia Weiss
Louis Mertens Louis Mertens ... Erich Weiss
Connor Kelly Connor Kelly ... Young Dash Weiss
Jeremy Wheeler ... Rabbi Weiss
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Storyline

From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi's son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America's first bonafide world renowned superstar. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Canada | Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Approximately 20 minutes into part 1 of the miniseries, there is a shot of a courthouse with the caption "Johnson County Courthouse 1896". This is in fact the Storey County Courthouse in Virginia City, Nevada, built in 1876. Also on the flagpole on the right, barely visible, is the Nevada state flag. In the background, behind the flagpole is the Cobb Mansion, also built in 1876. See more »

Goofs

In his private performance for Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra speaks with a Russian accent. The real Tsarina Alexandra was born and raised in Germany and never fully learned to speak Russian, she instead spoke her native German and thus would not have had a Russian accent. See more »

Quotes

Harry Houdini: Harry Houdini
[Voiceover]
Harry Houdini: One way or another, we all want to escape. When ordinary life shackles us we need to get away. Get away from boredom, from pain, from fear. But not me. Fear is how I know I'm alive. Unlike other people I don't escape life. I escape death. Hell of a way to make a living.
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Crazy Credits

Pre-title card: What you are about to see is fact. It is also fiction. We defy you to tell the difference ... See more »

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